Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Chong Kong Tong Temple, Klang
This temple is situated along the first mile of Jalan Kapar, Klang. It is just behind Restaurant Yew Kee (famous for prawn noodle).
It's address is as follows:
24, Jalan Miri Kaw. 18, 41400 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Something from My World:
On Monday and Tuesday marks the 14th and 15th day of the 7th Lunar Month which is the season for the Hungry Ghost Festival. Chinese Cantonese Taoist celebrate this festival on 14th while Hokkiens and Buddhist celebrate on the 15th. We believe that in the 7th lunar month, the gates of hell (or Netherworld) are opened and the departed souls and spirits are free to roam the streets. Prayers are held at temples to bless their souls for a smooth reincarnation and at home, we burn paper money to our departed ones. During the daytime, we offer prayers to our ancestors at home and at the temples. At night, after dusk, we will burn incense, joss and paper money outside our homes and offer some food to the wandering souls. Children are advised to stay indoors after dark. During this whole month, we also try to avoid swimming activities and the sea as many believe that the souls of those who died at sea/swimming will be looking for substitudes before they can reborn again. This festival is still actively practised to this day. To read more, please visit Wikipedia here.
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